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Bahamas (Constitution)

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether early consideration will be given to the reform of the Bahamas constitution, particularly in view of the fact that the present constitution is virtually equivalent to our own constitution in the 17th century and that little constitutional progress or revision has taken place in the Bahamas since then.

Successive committees of the Bahamas elected House of Assembly have over recent years been considering whether there is need for revision of the constitution. Any recommendations which I may receive from the Bahamas will receive my careful consideration. I do not accept the suggestion that there have been no important changes since the Bahamas constitution was established in the 18th century.